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Politics and Government

The Special Session, In Numbers

FILE- Oklahoma State Capitol
Brent Fuchs
/
The Journal Record
Over the course of the special session,194 bills were introduced and only four were signed into law.

Highlights in numbers from the 2017 special session that ended on Nov.17:


54

Days from start to end of the special session.


19

Days when lawmakers were actually in session.


83

Days between the end of the special session and start of the 2018 regular session. Typical interval between regular sessions: about 250 days.


10

Hours after Senate adjourned before Gov. Mary Fallin announced she would veto most of the bill.


56-38, 29-14

Yes and no votes in the House and Senate, respectively.


3

Number of legislators who didn’t vote, all in the Senate:
Kevin Matthews, D-Tulsa
Joe Newhouse, R-Broken Arrow
John Sparks, D-Norman


11

Number of state agencies, out of 64, that were marked to receive a gain or no cut in the vetoed bill: Education Department, Corrections Department, Health Care Authority, Tax Commission,  Election Board, Court of Criminal Appeals, Indigent Defense System,
Commissioners of the Land Office, School of Science and Math,
Rehabilitation Services Department, Board of Medicolegal Investigations


194

Bills introduced.


4

Bills signed into law.


1

Bills line-item vetoed.


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Oklahoma Watch is a nonprofit organization that produces in-depth and investigative journalism on important public-policy issues facing the state. More Oklahoma Watch content can be found at www.oklahomawatch.org

215

Millions of dollars in fiscal 2018 budget shortfall at start of session.


118

Millions of dollars in fiscal 2018 budget shortfall at end of session.


600

Millions of dollars in expected fiscal 2019 budget shortfall, if no new revenue bills are considered.


51

Millions of dollars raised during session for fiscal 2018, by increasing gross production tax on legacy wells from 4 percent to 7 percent (jumps to $100.5 million for fiscal 2019.)


312.5

Millions of dollars in revenue for fiscal 2018 rejected during the session.


634

Millions of dollars in revenue for fiscal 2019 rejected during the session.

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